Today's News

  • GINGER: Listen to me, 17-year-old me

    I recently read a letter that someone had written to their 17-year-old self. Mostly, she was admonishing herself to enjoy being with her mom and to stop rolling her eyes so much.
    I thought it would be an interesting exercise to write a letter to my 17-year-old self. Not that it will do much good, a quarter of a century later, but I’d like to see where it goes.
     Dear me,
     I hardly recognize you! I don’t remember joining the circus. You might want to stop using such a heavy hand when applying your blusher and eye shadow.

  • Snow forecast leaves parents wondering about early dismissal

    Officials from Oldham County Schools confirm there are no plans for early dismissal as snow approaches the area.

    However, after-school activities have been cancelled, including clubs, organizations, sports and ESS.

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a winter weather advisory for snow from 1 p.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Friday, predicting blustery conditions and snow showers.

  • Grand Stamm—LIVE! 1.13

    Guys and gals, welcome to our sixth Grand Stamm — LIVE! chat.

    I hope you all enjoyed last week's chat, with Sean Ramey, master instructor at Kentucky Tae Kwon Do. As I've been told before, I guess I really showed by newness to Oldham County by not knowing that Ramey took part in The Bachelorette. But I had a blast!

  • WoodSongs Coffeehouse set Jan. 19

    The award winning Oldham County Parks & Recreation WoodSongs Coffeehouse is the home of “roots music” in Oldham County.

    “Roots music” can best be described as an acoustic-oriented style that may include, but is not limited to: bluegrass, country, gospel/spiritual and singer/songwriter.

    The WoodSongs Coffeehouse is a family- friendly venue with a close-knit, homey feel where new players and seasoned performers will be given the opportunity to teach and learn from each other through shared experiences.

  • Main Street in La Grange will be backdrop for shootout movie

    Six Guns Entertainment will film an independent Western movie in La Grange next weekend.

    The local reenactment group portrays historical scenarios, like the O.K. Corral shootout, and recreates scenes from famous Western movies.

    The filming will be at Main and First streets, and there will be simulated gunfire during the shooting.
    Filming is scheduled 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday.

    No parking is allowed on East Main Street while the movie is filmed.

  • Mixed media artist Mary Kinney is January’s Artist of the Month

    As an artist, Mary Kinney has always been drawn to the unusual, the experimental, the core of the matter, the beginnings and the endings.

    She has spent many years in the arts and crafts world developing her style, finding, then mastering, her own way of doing things.

  • Center’s lax policies cause snafu, prompt scheduling changes

    After several complaints of unwarranted cancellations, La Grange Community Center officials are formalizing the process to use the center.

    Peggy Kilgore, Oldham County YMCA Executive Director, said those wishing to use the space will be asked to sign an agreement specifying dates and times.

    The center is owned by the city, who contracts with the YMCA to provide programs and services in the space.

    Kilgore said recent complaints are a result of loose scheduling requirements, and some residents assume they can keep a certain day and time forever.

  • Clerk, sheriff predict higher revenue in 2012

    Fiscal Court voted to approve 2012 budgets for the county clerk and sheriff’s offices on Jan. 3.

    County Clerk Julie Barr told the court projected gross income figures are 4.5 percent higher than in 2011, including increases in mortgage recordings, security agreements and power of attorney filings.

    However, about 90 percent of that income is distributed to other entities, like the school board, county attorney and state government.

  • Top basketball seed in sight

    The South Oldham High School girls’ and boys’ basketball teams can claim superiority over rival Oldham County High School following wins Friday.

    But more importantly, the path to the 29th district tournament is now shorter for the victors.

    The Dragons and Lady Dragons outplayed their counterparts Friday at SOHS, with the reward a pair of wins that bring them closer to the top seeds in their districts.

  • The Sports Primer: 1.10

    At this time four years ago, Oldham County High School girls' basketball assistant coach Jeff Walton hadn't recovered after being the victim of a roadside bomb as a member of the U.S. National Guard in Iraq.

    Walton completed boot camp with the U.S. Marine Corps during the Persian Gulf War, but the war ended days after the completion. So Walton enlisted in the National Guard and served tours of duty in Iraq in 2003 and 2007. The latter left him wounded after the bomb, in which he earned the Purple Heart medal.